I must admint I was greatly impressed by the Oracle activity on MySQL yesterday. I cannot say I didn’t see it was coming, but most certainly the magnitude of what happened, the flood of announcements, was a bit overwhelming. Looking at the list of improvements, I started wondering what can it actually mean to the MySQL ecosystem.
Several years ago MySQL was forked into several different projects driven by groups of passionates as well as commercial businesses. Many considered the pace of MySQL evolution to be insufficient, while some didn’t agree with the direction or was complaining on the quality.
These were not unfounded. Rather than on the software itself, MySQL AB was focusing more on preparing itself for public[Read more...]